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Tribes lift curfew in Keller

Other Covid restrictions still in effect

 

Last updated 1/14/2021 at 7:08pm

Scott Hunter

The Lucy Covington Government Center, government headquarters of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

The Colville Tribes has lifted the Covid-related curfew in Keller a week after it lifted the same restriction in Inchelium.

The Keller 9 p.m. curfew was lifted as of tonight, Jan. 14.

"Fortunately, the spike of COVID-19 cases seen in recent days in the Keller District has trended downward enough that the Business Council is able to lift the curfew at this time," explained tribal Chairman Rodney Cawston in a statement issued Thursday evening. "Thank you to all in the Keller community who

have contributed your efforts to keeping yourself and others safe during this life-threatening pandemic. The pandemic does continue to pose a danger, though, and all of the other health restrictions, such as the limitation on gathering size, will continue in place."

Inchelium had three active cases as of Wednesday night; Keller had none. Nespelem has 14 active cases among its residents, while Omak has nine, according to the tribal government website at colvilletribes.com. Eleven more reservation residents are in quarantine.

 

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